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Set Class Permissions

By setting permissions for a user at the class level, the school’s super user or the teacher can determine if a specific user in the class will have access to complete certain activities at the class level website. Different settings include whether or not the user can add documents to the class-level’s website, and whether or not the user can change the Edline website design.

How to Open the Class Level Permissions

The district super user, school super user, and class super user (teacher) can set the permissions for the class members.

  1. From the menu bar on the teacher (class) page, select Tools, and then Manage Class to access the Modify Class page.
  2. From the Class Management area, click Members and Permissions to access the User List page.
  3. Select the users to change their permissions, and click Change Permissions to access the Class Member Permissions page.
  4. To set a user’s particular permission, click either the Yes or No option next to the permission.
  5. Click Update to save the changes.

Permissions Set at Class-Level

Allow New Group Creation

  • Permission: Should user be a group creator who is allowed to create a new group under this group?

    Default is set to No.

  • Description: Allow a user to create new groups (classes, sports, activities) on the Edline website. For example, if you would like to allow someone to create departmental staff websites (groups) on the district website, or activities on a school website, set this permission to Yes.
  • Group Level: District, School, Class, Other Groups
  • Who Can Set: District Super User, School Super User, Teacher (Class Super User), Group Super Users

Set Document Capabilities

  • Permission: Should user be a document manager who is allowed to create documents without superuser approval, and to approve, reject, or delete any document on this group homepage and all its subfolders?

    Default is set to No.

  • Description: Allow a user to create, modify, approve, reject, and delete documents on the Edline website at the group level depending on which group you have chosen. For example, you may allow a school secretary to create documents on the school homepage. You might also give this permission to a user for a specific group, such as a library.
  • Group Level: District, School, Class, Other Group
  • Who Can Set: District Super User, School Super User, Teacher (Class Super User), Group Super Users

Allow Sending Mass Emails

  • Permission: Should user be a super emailer who is allowed to send email to this entire group?

    Default is set to No.

  • Description: Allow a user to send a mass email to members of the group. For example, if you want to send a message to users at one or more schools in the district, set this permission at the district level to allow the user to send mass emails to administrators, teachers, parents, and students at different schools.
  • Group Level: District, School, Class, Other Group
  • Who Can Set: District Super User, School Super User, Teacher (Class Super User), Group Super User

Set as a Super Viewer

  • Permission: Should user be a superviewer who can view all users and all info in this group?

    Default is set to No.

  • Description: Allow a user to view all user’s private reports and information in the group, just like a super user can, however the viewer cannot change any data. For example, this permission can be set at the school level so the user can view the information of all the users at the school; or the permission can be set at the group level so the user can only view the information of all the users in the group.
  • Group Level: District, School, Class, Other Group
  • Who Can Set: District Super User, School Super User, Teacher (Class Super User), Group Super Users